If you don’t get to see your table at the next Christmas party, when are you going to do it? It’s not that your house looks like Buckingham Palace, but these days are perfect for give it a dazzling look.
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Christmas is just around the corner and all the big celebrations are going to be celebrated around a festive table – turn yours into a gala one too! Here are some tips and good ideas with which you can create your own style and enjoy with all your loved ones (as long as you are not a crowd).
A party table for six
Do you know that in decoration heterogeneous dining rooms are in full fashion? Yes, a table accompanied by the most disparate seats. We invite you to make your party table follow this aesthetic guideline. To encourage it, put benches with cushions, wooden stools, chairs of different styles -wicker, upholstered, with arms, without them-… and you’ll have a super trendy composition. Besides, if you cover the seats with long hair or sheep blankets (they are also worn a lot), they will be much more comfortable.
With or without a tablecloth?
A party table is always well dressed with a special tablecloth. As tradition dictates, this one better be smooth and in a clear toneThis is so that it is not overloaded when the dishes and the various decorative elements are placed.
However, in modern party tables it is also “allowed” to do without the tablecloth, provided that the table can be covered with other alternative solutions. For example, placemats. Opt for eye-catching models with Baroque prints, floral prints… they look great.
Or you can also opt for some table runners placed across the board, to pair two diners against each other. If there are six of you, three table runners that alternate patterns or colors will be a luxury and will be a different option from the traditional tablecloths.
Crockery and cutlery, this is what you get
The rules of protocol indicate that there should be three plates placed on a party table and in this order: the bass plate, the flat plate and the starter or soup plate. On the side, and on the left, there’s another little one for the bread.
As far as the type of tableware is concerned, at the “craziest” party tables a good idea is to choose uneven pieces. Putting different dishes for each diner is fun and personalizes the whole.
Mind you, you should look for a The thread that unifies the composition, so it’s not too chaotic a table. For example, under plates of the same color, or just arrange the different soup plate and the others with the same dishes, etc. The bass plates are a great invention and you have them with all the designs imaginable: of natural fibers, in round, square, rectangular, of leaf, of star…
In the post 3 original Christmas tables decorated with different colors you will find the best tricks to mix with criterion and good taste.
Bring out the best glassware
Now is the time! You must not miss the carafe, liquor cabinet and special glasses -carved glass, colored, embossed- to serve all the drinks. The order in which they are arranged on a party table (and on any other table) is as follows, from left to right: the glass or tumbler of water, the glass of red wine, which is also the largest, the glass of white wine, which is smaller, and the glass of cava or champagne, tall and narrow.
Colors for a party table
Super important: there are colors that identify Christmas and give a very attractive note, even if only in small details. The total target with embossed motifs is a classic that never goes out of fashion and is extremely elegant.
And the red and green, as well as gold and silverThe former (red and green) can be present through decoration, for example, in balls, candles, small floral and vegetable centres… or in textiles – napkins, tablecloths, table runners.
The gold and silver tone can be reserved for decorations… And also for the cutlery: spoons, forks and knives that imitate old gold or silver are a trend… And what do you think of a table like this, in blue and with golden props? Spectacular!
Ornaments, an essential plus
You’ve already got the party table set… but it lacks something to complete a really endearing Christmas spirit. The candles! They are a fantastic ornamental joker and create an intimate atmosphere, putting a very pleasant note of light. Distribute small candlesticks colorful (eye with high or arms, which could fall or hinder movements on the table) along the worktop, to add that warm accent…
And, of course, the plant centers. They’re great for party tables. We do recommend that you do not choose flowers with too much smell, so that they do not “compete” with the food. It is preferable to create bouquets or floral decorations where green varieties predominate and where you can play with branches, leaves or small decorative flowers. Another option is to place water bowls with daisies, chrysanthemums, dahlias… floating. They are very delicate.
And if you combine in the same center candlesticks and plant motifsThe result will be outstanding, as you can see in the post Fantastic ideas for making Christmas centres with candles
Christmas is a time to be with our people and to take refuge in the house… And although the rules of protocol are increasingly relaxed at “special” lunches or dinners, now more than ever it is important to enjoy the details: dress up your party table. The occasion is well worth it!
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